Charles S Snow District (Ext)a

 

Badge Description

Scout logo

Axe and log = originally the camp emblem of Gilwell Park, near London, where formal Wood Badge (Adult Leader) training commenced in 1919.  In time, the symbol came to be used for all Wood Badge (Adult Leader) training around the world.  Charles Smethurst Snow was appointed Deputy Camp Chief (Gilwell) and started Wood Badge (Adult Leader) training courses in Queensland in 1924.  The inclusion of this symbol in the District’s badge represents his enduring interest and efforts in this training.

Cockerel & Weathervane = North Brisbane

Poinsettia Flower = Emblem of the City of Brisbane, though not native to the region or Australia.  It is from Mexico and Guatamala [7]

The first version of the Charles S Snow district badge was probably produced in the early 1960s.

History

Charles S Snow district is named after Charles Smethurst Snow who formed one of the 4 original scout patrols in Queensland in 1908, and registered the first scout troop at Kangaroo Point in 1909.  He became the 1st Chief Commissioner between 1909-1922.  Charles S Snow district was established in 1958, and made up of groups of the former Brisbane North East district [1].  The change in district name was done to remember the founder of scouting in Queensland.  During the 1958 transition, the District Commissioners were D.A. Gaffney and L. Howard-Osbourne [1, 2, 3].  The first female Group Leader in Queensland was Irma Howell, who was appointed to Kalinga Scout Group, which was within Charles S Snow district, in 1976 [5].  On the 31st March 1988, Charles Snow district was re-structured when it absorbed Scout Groups from Brisbane North District which was closed [6]. 

Groups

Charles S Snow District Groups (1959): Ascot Scout Group, Clayfield Scout Group, Hamilton Scout Group, 3rd Hendra Scout Group, Kalinga Scout Group, Pinkenba Scout Group, Wavell Heights Scout Group. [8]

Charles S Snow District Groups (1963): Ascot Scout Group, Charles S Snow District Rovers, Clayfield Scout Group, Hamilton Scout Group, Hendra Scout Group, Kalinga Scout Group, Pinkenba Scout Group, Wavell Heights Scout Group. [9]

Charles S Snow District Groups (1971): Ascot Scout Group, Clayfield Scout Group, Hamilton Scout Group, Kalinga Scout Group, Kedron Scout Group, Wavell Heights Scout Group. [10]

References

  1. The Totem (1958). “Charles S Snow District”.  20 (230), April, p. 6-7.
  2. The Totem (1958). “Murrenbong Open for District Camping”.  20 (230), April, p. 5.
  3. The Totem (1958). “Appointments”.  20 (233), July, p. 13.
  4. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1958). Annual Report 1957-1958.
  5. Fones, R. (1992). In the light of all the years. Toowong, Australia: The Scout Association of Australia-Queensland Branch.. p. 131
  6. The Scout Association of Australia, Qld Branch. Brisbane North Area Annual Report 1988. p. 1
  7. Haskard, D. (1983). The complete book of Australian Scout badges: Part 2, Queensland and Papua New Guinea.  Chatswood, NSW: Badgophilist Publications.
  8. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1960). Annual Report 1959-1960.
  9. Australian Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1963). Annual Report 1962-1963.
  10. The Boy Scouts Association, Queensland Branch (1971). Area, group and district directory 1971. Abel & Co.